I was happy to end 2013 with an On the Hill session for my friends at Kettle Pot Tracks. Mike Batchelor recorded I Sleep Alone and, along with his wife Nicole, are two of the closest friends I’ve had over the last eight years. Please enjoy “Every Day Is a Widow” above and check out KPT for so many other great sessions.

As your insides burn.

Today you can download the first single from I Sleep Alone.

Recorded at Viking Recording Co. with Allen Bergendahl in Richmond, VA, “Flesh Turn” is nearly seven years old and was a track demoed for the debut Smoke + Vein (which featured a guitar and synth arrangement by Sean McGaughan of Metermaids, here replaced by organ and electric guitar provided by Anousheh Khalili and Adam Rose, respectively). It’s always been a creeper though.

Please enjoy your complimentary digital download.

"Horses Pt. 2", recorded earlier this year for Couch By Couchwest.

I’ll play some songs with these dreamboats next week. Find some information here.

I’ll play some songs with these dreamboats next week. Find some information here.

The wild wind blows.

The song “Pagliuca” has three parts, with the first part written in 2004 after I’d read a news clipping sent to me by a good friend, about the world record for surface wind speed observed by man. Until recently, I’d forgotten all about it. While the song and its subsequent sequels do not directly address the article, the character was originally inspired by one of the story’s primary subjects, Salvatore Pagliuca. Enjoy the story.

I’ll never know.

We’re slowly getting buried. But here are some shovels…

*Download a new live album here, for free.

*Listen to a demo of “Sings Like a Priest” (which may end up on a soon-to-be-released collection) here.

*And more records coming this year, including I Sleep Alone, a follow-up cassette to Old Waves, and possibly another live set.

Hope to see you at the show tonight.

JB.

We’re looking forward to our first show in 2014; we’ve prepared a full set of songs by one of our favorite artists - Phosphorescent - to cover at one of our favorite places to play, with two amazing songwriters. Tickets and more here.

We’re looking forward to our first show in 2014; we’ve prepared a full set of songs by one of our favorite artists - Phosphorescent - to cover at one of our favorite places to play, with two amazing songwriters. Tickets and more here.